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Purvi Patel Convicted of Contradicting Feticide and Child Neglect Charges

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On February 3, 2015, Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman from Indiana was found guilty of feticide and felony neglect of a dependent, two entirely contradictory charges. Patel is facing a maximum 70 years in prison and is scheduled for sentencing on March 6. Read More »

How to Wear a Floral Fusion Maxi for the Everyday South Asian American Women, by Fashion Blogger Zunera Mazhar

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On this #TrendsetterThursday, I want to share some sparkle and ethnic fusion for my South Asian beauties. In the pictures below, I am wearing a dress with traditional gotta work and although the embellishments cause skin irritation, we love our desi outfits and always try to find reasons to wear them. Read More »

Panelists Speak on Transnational Feminism and its Contradictions in South Asian Context at Barnard College

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More than 300 young adults filled the audience hall at Barnard Hall at Columbia University on Thur., Feb. 12 to take part in a panel discussion on transnational feminism and its contradictions in South Asia. Read More »

Parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ by Stony Brook University Medical School

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Our very own BG contributor Saumya Bhutani co-directed, wrote and produced a parody of "Blank Space," by Taylor Swift, with the help of her classmates at Stony Brook University Medical School. Read More »

Lily Singh a.k.a Superwoman’s New Anthem Will Make you Want to Clean Your Room

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Lily Singh a.k.a Superwoman's newest music video "Clean Up Anthem," featuring Sickick, is one to play on repeat. The lyrics are playful and fun to sing, the beat is nothing short of sick and the dance moves are ones that I want to attempt while cleaning my room. Read More »

5 Indian Guest Workers Win $14 Million in Labor Trafficking Case

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A federal jury in New Orleans awarded $14 million to five Indian men who were lured to the country and was exploited by their employer. Read More »

An Ode to Aziz Ansari’s “Parks and Recreation” Character Tom Haverford


Tomorrow NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” takes its final bow, which means no more Pawnee, no more Leslie Knope and perhaps most importantly for all of us, no more Tom Haverford. Tom, played by comedian Aziz Ansari, was over-the-top, obnoxious, dumb at times and yet still completely lovable and hilarious. Read More »

Mindy Kaling’s Heartfelt American Express ad Will Make you Believe Anything is Possible

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Okay, we admit we've covered more Mindy Kaling in the past couple of weeks than we ever have. Well, can you blame us that the ever-so-talented Kaling keeps emerging in new commercials, that too during prime time TV shows. We were just getting over Kaling's SuperBowl "Invisible" Nationwide commercial, not to mention the big bomb she dropped during "The Mindy Project" a couple of weeks back, and now, this! Read More »

Must Watch Beauty Tutorials for South Asian Women, by Birchbox’s Deepica Mutyala

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Birchbox's Deepica Mutyala knows what South Asian women want, so we've compiled her most recent makeup/beauty tutorials, just for you! If you like what you see, subscribe for more and comment below. Read More »

The Perfect Dress for an Evening Affair, by Fashion Blogger Zunera Mazhar

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Today's outfit, brought to you by fashion blogger Zunera Mazhar, is perfect if you are heading out with friends for a formal dinner or a romantic date. "For this look, I opted for a fitted sheer lace dress with loose curls and soft makeup. If you need a daily dose of inspiration, be sure to visit my personal blog as well." Read More »

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